Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with a white head. Smells of citrus, spicy, some sweet malt. Tastes of pepper, sweet and sticky, resiny, earthy.
Alengrin (850) - BELGIUM - JUL 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Alteratief’s attempt at an American-style double or triple IPA, since 2009. Thin, creamy white, loose head, colour a cloudy yellow blonde. Fruity aroma with peach and pineapple, but more than anything lots of jute- and pepper-like hops, also hints of grass and mint. Rounded peachy fruitiness in the onset with citrus and sweet malts dominated by a long and spicy, leafy, peppery hop bitterness that lasts a long time as to be expected in this style, oily mouthfeel, also some warming alcohol in the finish, unsurprisingly. One of Alternatief’s best brews so far, in my opinion.
ST247 (369) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @home. Has some yeast stuck to the bottom. Pours golden/light amber with creamy head. Aroma is bitter, ripe fruit, exotic fruit, bit spicy. Taste sweet, ripe fruit, bit alcoholic. Dry finish. Not as bitter as expected. Must admit the bottle didn’t look that appealing just because of the way the label was put on the bottle. I don’t like glue coming out.
EddyBeer1 (864) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 19, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dorée opaque, pas mal de lie au fond, effervescence faible, col blanc moyen. Très maltée en entrée avec un léger fruité, l’amertume houblonnée-herbacée-épicée montrant progressivement le bout de son nez jusqu’à exploser dans le palais, ABV se fait sentir. Plutôt complexe!
Benzai (8009) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Broken Benzai tasting shared with Dutchdrebus and Ansjelaah. Hazy yellow to slightly orange color, yeast residu floating around, small beige head. Smell and taste malts, faded and a bit old hops, moderately bitter, quite sticky and slightly resinous. Not bad at all, too bad I didn’t try this fresher. Quite nicely done.
ansjelaah (1355) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 75cl @ Broken Benzai Benzai. Hazy orange and a small head. Smells sweet, caramel, fruity a bit hoppy, muf. Tastes caramel, hoppy, fruity, alcoholic, bitter
DutchDrebus (3956) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Broken Benzai tasting. Hazy/murky orange colour with quite a lot of chunks and a small off-white head. Smells malts, sweetish, old hops. Tastes hoppy, quite fresh, bitter, pretty decent. Medium body, medium carbo.
Wim (2712) - Weelde, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
at my home hazy golden blond coloured with yeast particels body and with a white head a spicy yeast malt hops aroma a spicy hop slightly fruity dry bitter taste with a alcholic long bitter finish
MarcoDL (2133) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite nice Belgian IPA. Which means it’s hoppy and fruity, but also yeasty and herbal. Good.
Barrelbelly (633) - BELGIUM - FEB 2, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not quite sure why this is described as an IPA. A heavy triple for sure but more malty with a sweet and high alcohol finish. Not bitter at all.
jcwattsrugger (11078) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
@PilsnerPeters-11.2oz bottle-pours a big white head that laces and cloudy yellow color. Aroma is light malt/wheat, yeast. Taste is light malt/wheat, yeast.